Discover How You Can Help Save The Great South Bay!
Revitalizing Long Island’s Great South Bay
It’s our bay, our heritage — and our legacy. We grew up clamming it, sailing it, swimming in it. Now our bay is sick, and we must heal it, for today and for the future!
Save The Great South Bay is a local 501(c)3 non-profit that advocates for and implements real solutions that will help restore the bay, and with that, strengthen our South Shore communities.
Plant A Bay Friendly Yard
Join Our Creek Defenders
Each Defender coordinates with local schools, civic associations, and local businesses, organizing local cleanups and native plantings or “Swamp Forests” along the creeks. Plans for Creek Defender Day 2020 are in the works.
Remember: the bay is a symptom; it’s the mainland that’s sick. A lot of the pollution flowing into the bay is from our creeks — runoff from roads and lawns, pesticides and fertilizers, trash, and of course nitrogen from antiquated cesspools and septic tanks. By restoring native habitats, rebuilding green corridors, we can improve water quality in the creeks and therefore the bay. Click on the link below, tell us where you are from, and we will connect you with your Creek Defender!
Support Our Efforts
The Race Is On To Save The Bay!
By becoming a member, you will be helping us mobilize The South Shore so we can heal our bay for future generations.
And of course, with your membership you will get some of our cool, locally designed apparel and merchandise too.
Advocate For Change
Speak Up and Speak Out!
If you have a topic you’d like to write on – like the spraying of methoprene on our marshes, the Bethpage Plume, emerging contaminants, illegal dumping, coastal management policy, overdevelopment, etc, – please send your story pitch to [email protected]. Subscribe to our newsletter from our home page (in the site footer) and to our YouTube channel. It is up to us to speak for our bay.